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08 Apr 2017 description
report Chatham House


• The 2014–16 West African Ebola epidemic was unprecedented in both scale and duration.
By March 2016, when the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an end to the Public Health Emergency of International Concern declared in August 2014, some 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, with 11,310 deaths, had been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three worst-affected countries.

18 Sep 2016 description
report Chatham House

Globally gender remains a key factor in differing health outcomes for men and women. This article analyses the particular relevance of gender for debates about global health and the role for international human rights law in supporting improved health outcomes during public health emergencies.

30 Sep 2008 description
report Chatham House

Summary points

- The UN mission that led Sierra Leone out of bloody civil war in 2002 ends on 30 September 2008.

- Despite significant advances, and landmark elections last year that saw the opposition win power, the country remains amongst the poorest in the world. It is vulnerable to crime, corruption, and the growing power of South American drugs cartels.

04 Jun 2007 description
report Chatham House

Brian Thomson A Chatham House Report


Sierra Leone is a success story of international intervention to put an end to a brutal civil war. Yet there is considerable disillusionment in many quarters at the lack of progress in tackling the issues that caused the war, such as corruption and the exclusion of many from access to resources and public services. This report describes the collaboration between the international community and the Sierra Leone government in building and reforming state institutions during the civil war and its aftermath.

30 Jun 2005 description
report Chatham House

The half-day event on 30 June 2005 examined the major issues facing Sierra Leone in continuing its reconstruction and passage form civil war to democracy. The event was split into two halves. The morning session examined the current political, economic and social climate and assessed the role of the international community. After lunch, the focused moved to how to build an environment conducive to business growth.

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